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since feeds on the fuel. on the. shattered hopes washington dashes libyan rebels expectations of official recognition and seems in no hurry to give the opposition more. nato planes colonel gadhafi is time is up and pledges to make him stop fighting but the libyan leader says foreign forces will never reach him. and the countdown begins for the world's biggest multi-sport event to be brought to russian soil. russets are celebrating a very important milestone just one thousand eight hundred and sell the olympic torch to console russia and it looks like it's going to limit games they gain insights that seek to find out more.
eleven pm in moscow i met treasurer good to have you with us here on r t our top story the u.s. has denied libyan rebels official recognition this comes after a visit to the white house by a senior member of the opposition council which is pushing for international support the libyan on boys says rebels are having trouble getting washington to release colonel gadhafi has frozen assets the u.s. had earlier promised to hand over some of the multi-billion dollar funds to aid the opposition anti-war activists john respond leaves any revolution is on shaky ground when the government turns to western countries for help. the us are interested in stopping the revolution but not helping the revolution i think the intervention was meant to corrupt and control the revolution for us spends and not giving any real life. nor any capacity to actually alter the situation in libya in the way that the
two mizzou many different revolutions did the object of the us is to to keep the libyan rebels on a very short lead not to allow them any real independence or autonomy and to use them for us foreign policy ends the rebels were naive if they ever believed that the west was going to how an open hand towards them it was going to help them freely assist them in completing their revolution as soon as you start appealing to the imperial powers for assistance they are going to demand a price for that assistance and it was always going to be the case that once the west intervened the logic which was running before that the people would see western intervention as a reason to support the who perhaps had absolutely no other reason to do so you can see now the people who even protest to get out the regime detest the western intervention even more what is clear is that the west is now engaged on regime change is now in gauged on raids whose aim is to kill gadhafi but revolutions
either succeed by mobilizing their own people against the hated and unpopular regime or they don't succeed at all there is no easy route to the revolution using the assistance of the western powers more nato air strikes have hit the libyan capital tripoli following a defiant broadcast from colonel gadhafi saying that he's beyond the coalition's reach russian insists the u.s. what keep up its campaign in a country as long as the libyan leader keeps attacking his own people are he's lauren lyster reports the motivation of the u.s. led alliance is also under scrutiny. several decades and wars later it's still the question that's top of mind when it comes to the world's largest military alliance any capel i think today wonder after the of the. nato low and behold a to use it is busier than ever. set up to counter a perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization
has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the cold war some felt that the alliance ghosts its reason to exist instead of what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords in the agreements at the time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs in troops to afghanistan going on a decade and in its latest endeavor lobs air strikes into libya despite uniting a new strategic goals back in november libya has launched the allies did discord some countries don't want to actually you know shoot ground targets some. air targets which are not. i mean it's the infighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is
that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention but once you get in on what i call the imperial condominiums a really kind of africa is it the showcase in a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in war if your weapon system does very well in a war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and the french for fell the very ones french and british out. lies have been flying over libya. is it the opportunity to oust that gadhafi regime it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy interests true to. its share if you wish to push the scrutiny. of. a
so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue was never warranted but which now may be causing a humanitarian crisis we didn't stop a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in libya the suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies by the boatload of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back from libya the u.s. is the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the u.s. really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and it's the allied infighting as well as rising costs and everything that fame question people have been asking for decades comes to mind at the end of the cold war yeah nato lauren lyster artsy washington d.c. still ahead this hour until the well runs dry outside the calamity in the hollywood capital mumbai thousands are caught in a daily battle for when drinking water. and we bring you to
a russian city on the banks of europe's longest river to explore how the waterway is bringing vitality both to the region's folktales and its economy that's coming your way. but before we get to that russians are in a high spirits with a thousand days to go before the next winter olympics come to sochi huge festivals are being held all across the country culminating in iraq concerts at the black sea resort and here in the capital moscow are. has been following the celebrations. as you can see it's cold right now and raining a lot here in the russian capital but that has not stopped all of these people from gathering in the very heart of moscow this celebrating a very important milestone with the final stretch just one thousand days one thousand days remain until the official start of the twenty second winter olympic games which of course will take place in the russian coastal town of sochi
a concert here in the russian capital to celebrate this event and of course moscow isn't the only one in a very festive mood in sochi the host city of the funny fourteen winter olympic games the official countdown began today with the unavailing of the official olympic omega watch that will of course be keeping the clock counting backwards all the way up until the very start of those olympic games in twenty fourteen in moscow various other events also took place we had a roller blade for a lot of students celebrating also had the little kids taking part in the festivities as well they drew olympic mascots in parks all over the city now of course a lot of work has been done a lot of work on russia's plates ever since it won the right to host its going to fourteen olympic games saw it she has been very busy and my colleague that has been lots checked in on the progress. a miracle with
a major construction the cities they sure are still suspend drink its final stage took less than two years to read this joint structure like most of the venues here in sochi it's being built on schedule. and all the facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium well have to be completed by two thousand and twelve so that they can be used during test competitions. and lists of construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven. she won't be a limp dick bit believe big construction sites know consume more than half the region's cement supplies over three hundred fifty thousand plants golden age and a half barrels of workers take part in the project three hundred of them are foreigners the venue's decide stadiums and ice rinks include broods tunnels bridges together with new schools and hospitals they believe the lasting legacy for this tropical black sea resort so there's great excitement high hoops subversion city
resting at the big event tonight you can see the preparations there are being built the streets are cleaner. more tourists will come the olympics will bring festive mood into town. and i think the medals rubio was and was this team will be formed better at home with. a cooler player pair and snow leopard have been recently picked as the olympic mascots less than three years time this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if the children big mission is going to be as grand as russia imagines every minute counts towards completing the mammoth a structure now for a long time and in budget there is more to the r.t. sochi as you can see russia is on track with all the work everything will be ready just one thousand days lap and tell that olympic torch arrived in russia that any
second when tellem pygame well finally began. shifting gears now while some are used to clean drinking water as something for granted for millions of finding it is a daily struggle in india is known by many local families like an adequate water supply although they say some have enough to pour away archy's preassure found out how difficult the search for water can be even in a country's economic. mumbai india the financial center for one of the fastest growing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry but beyond the glitz and glam there's another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city. i.v. cup at six pm and walk to a village that does one in half hours of it to get booklets off drinking water. this is shana mana got but she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water is clean i don't go to school because i have to work
at home my mormon dad walk as near grows and they have to go out so i have to stay back and work at home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tap to bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and are entitle to government services like water even after walking hours to get to a taf the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes . well the people in a couple as community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired one hundred liters of water per
person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities. of sawan is mum by housewife despite living in a more modern apartment so wants to has to schedule her day around when she can get larger well not up on if. we get water at four am for one and a half for us since we just get it for just one and a half far we have to wake up early and get all our work done so want us to fill the tank on her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she needs more than the tank of water she's able to fill she's out of luck water is an issue that seems to affect everyone here and five there is a one man that managed to escape the problem is name is will pay somebody and he's worth twenty seven billion us dollars and his house there are high for chronic hanging gardens swimming pool the water the reportedly uses five hundred thousand liters of water every month it's something that angers many indians while most are used to seeing the great contrast between rich and poor on
a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair. we have come to give me a memorandum and want to collect it from b.d.s. if there is a shortage of forth to be a good thing to give him or you gave him this and protested and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around water retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite still has the advantage. but i look i feel bad in a house view gets want to feel only one in a hot sauce when as the have enough work to even waste it a constant battle to meet their dealing it's preassure either r t oh my india. and if you'd like to switch from the tube to the net there's always more on our t.v. dot com here's what's online a click away right now. u.s. congressman ron paul throws his hat into the presidential ring for two thousand and twelve we explore whether the tea party headed perennially running has
a chance to lead america's top job. and a smokescreen for a troubled green peace activists were moscow could once again be covered in smog in just a week unless officials take spreading wildfires seriously find out if russia faces are repeat of last summer's smadi the wave. at least three people have been killed as a roadside bomb hit a bus in eastern pakistan this comes a day after a taliban strike avenging osama bin laden's killing left eighty seven people dead islam about has criticized the u.s. operation that killed bin laden or his military contributors says washington should have been more careful when planning the rate. well but it can be the u.s. administration unique capability to model the waters and bondo the message last week the u.s. president obama deployed to top u.s. officials to negate the negative impact from the overkill verbosity of that has
come from the right house first it was u.s. attorney general eric holder who tried to change that perception about whether the direct orders for the u. the l rape war to kill or capture and then it's going to stray shin dispatched the u.s. national security adviser thomas danny. both gave their best to cover political interference in to covariance national forces missions in pakistan but inadvertently compromised the whole nature of the operation that was designed first and foremost as a political campaign not as if this special operation authorized somebody to step up and talk to media make sure that she would get together all your national security teams band delegate just one person who will have all necessary information and authority to speak on behalf of the u.s.
president. former belorussian presidential candidates been sentenced to five years behind bars for organizing a mass protest in the capital minsk last year andrei seneca of pled not guilty and so the whole case was highly politicized last december opposition supporters held up thousands strong demonstration protesting what they called the rigged reelection of president alexander litvinenko unrest was violently suppressed by riot police more than six hundred people with a tainted dozens injured by rubber bullets the e.u. strongly condemned the violence and impose sanctions on the president. the last dictator of europe. stay with us here on r t coming up this hour a night to remember moscow vice. outing as the capital's many museums and galleries open their doors to all offering free entry and a variety of special shows. turning first though to some other stories making
headlines across the globe new violence has flared in syria with three people reported killed near the city of homs this comes a day after authorities said they're ready for dialogue with the opposition international pressure is growing on syria over little craft downs on protests with some eight hundred killed and more than a thousand arrested in two months he you and us have imposed sanctions on the country as washington is said to be considering declaring president assad's eleven year rule illegitimate. egypt's former first lady is said to be recovering after treatment for chest pain suzanne mubarak became ill after authorities ordered her detention for fifteen days on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth the former president himself his new mubarak is also accused of illegal gains as well as ordering the deaths of anti regime protesters he's currently under detention in a military hospital. singer michel martelly has been sworn in as haiti's new president the new leader faces huge task of restoring the country after one of the
deadliest earthquakes in history left thousands also. left hundreds of thousands without homes on friday police and protesters clashed outside the presidential palace as demonstrators marched carrying a fake coffin bearing the name of the outgoing president. u.s. envoy to the middle east is stepping down after two years on the job senator george mitchell is reportedly resigning for personal reasons this comes amid growing frustration at the talks between israel and palestinians accepting the resignation president obama called him a tireless advocate for peace mitchell also helped broker in a quarter northern ireland in the late ninety's. with the u.s. debt ceiling already at a staggering high almost half of america is now refusing to buy the proposals to raise it further but the government struggles for a compromise our resident in new york laurie harford has asked people on the streets of new york what they would do.
if the u.s. sparing money it could negatively affect the whole world economy if it continues to borrow money it could accumulate a burden to have it carry so as the u.s. fast approaches the debt ceiling over fourteen trillion dollars that congress just put into place in two thousand and ten should it can it or raising that that feeling even more this week let's talk about that do you think these did raise the debt limit again i'm not sure of the shoot but because they really have to think how do we get to a place where we have to keep doing an. expenditure if you have to try to own national parks if you have to. saving the turtle or this is like cut out some teachers' jobs maybe three percent here three percent to three but wherever. there are small percent off of everything have to cut everyone has to give up something would you be willing to give up two more percent of your salary no tax no tax raises be willing to pay more in taxes yeah
a little bit i think it's patriotic. i did too what's with the people you know say that they're so patriotic and that they're american and they stand for america but then they're not willing to pay more taxes for the country well i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing it's a shame what's happening middle america is disappearing this should be happening do you think middle america is aware of the corporate sizing of america it seems like people don't even realize how they are you know i would agree with you i think middle america they're such good citizens nobody wants to make any they want to be rabble rousers you know they want to be included in the whole process but when you see people from the economic you know three million dollars or seventy million or whatever or a.b.c. making forty five minute i mean what happens if they make five going to put their money back doing to hire people to keep people working there what i would think would have much more value for everybody the world economies in the same situation you know you look at what's happening with trying to. you know the economic
situation for the time you know pretty bad there so to regroup the whole system just me it's a whether or not you think the u.s. should raise the debt ceiling the bottom line is given the fact that we've done it seventy four times since one thousand nine hundred eighty two i think it's safe to say that it's going to be raised again very soon. now we invite you want to trek across russia but don't pack your bags just watch our close as they bring you the most exciting stories of life in the world's biggest country. today we journey around of all grad region in russia's south lies along the banks of the river the longest in europe which also gave the area its name the river played an important role in the life of the russian people and in the country's
cold war it's known as mother of all the parties tartan explains why the giant waterway is so precious to the russian heart and it's part of. the mighty volga it runs deep in the ocean so it is providing inspiration for songs and poems just the country's main north south central and decades ago schumann ingenuity connected to the don't revert to the west as if an image of straights the real centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers now this canal essentially joins distance east again was a vote that john canal is an engineering within a day a vessel can pass the canals thirteen blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe it cowers the local city of volgograd and sends look small electricity to moscow the hydroelectric plant behind
me is a potent example of how much they've all become provides but harnessing the river like this isn't without its cost. fishermen who've been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's prized sturgeon the source of caviar put in the president of the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it stalks fish swimming up the river to the spawning grounds they turned back and start swimming downstream and now we don't know where they are. within a year all these houses will go full. into the river. to pentagon how many of the hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays havoc with the canals who. lets the city good little if we can only lead to ships we have enough water for last year the water level dropped because of this hydroelectric plant and it
caused big problems you could only look through small ships off half loaded ones. control of the river flow by the plant is made building the focus for plain more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from the fish as needed. when people started building on the flood plain the places where the fish pond then flood anymore most of the spawning grounds are now gun now or at last the voice of the voters of color gee might start being heard after fifty years of damage the plant may change its regime to release water for the previous benefit not just its own. the first time in fifty here is the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river we still have a chance to bring the boulder back to life meaning that we might you know get treated with the respect of the new conservatives and new in box and.
that is no secret that muscovites enjoy a good night out but tonight more than half a million of our expect to spend it in a museum while the lines are gathering in front of galleries taking part in nearly museum night to take advantage of free entry parties catarina groucho but join the fun. just tell us about it. because. it's good to see that. it's only a profit museums. shot himself rationed all these national museum of the admission. is seen. to sweeten the job ahead to. the budget for all the. old some people are. tasting. by not
rushing seems hard some of their reputation for being a little bit so. it's a good time to get closely guarded by museums or sometimes causing a visit or standing to the merits of all four paintings of the. museum at a gallery school much of. the night feeds museums are opened only this night and day so wondering how in a few of those be getting around all of that don't worry because organizers have all those several looking at you notice a lot of your films and also some food repulses will not release the specific eating into nice about the feet and you'll museum not held in the russian. back in a few moments but the headlines stay with us you're on our team. a
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